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SFR Market Grows in the First Half of 2022

Reporting a 13.4% year-over-year increase, a new study detailing the nation’s single-family rental market has found the industrial Midwest region driving market activity, with low rental prices and a rise in listings.

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Unexplored Territory

The past 24-plus months have confronted the mortgage and servicing industries with challenges both daunting and immediate. DS News polled a cross-section of industry experts on what they’ve learned and where we go from here.

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Average Homeowner Equity Exceeds $233K

Credit bureau TransUnion has released its second quarter Credit Industry Insights Report which highlighted how the number of consumers with credit cards and personal loans has reached record highs, driven by an increase in loans to non-prime consumers.  “Consumers are ...

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Home Prices Outpacing Inflation

The average price per square foot of a home hit a new record in July as a new study revealed that these prices have increased 310% since 1980.  According to Home Bay, a California-based real estate brokerage, the increase in the ...

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HUD Announces $2.8B of Funding to Help Combat Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will provide approximately $2.8 billion in competitive funding to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. The funding ...

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Moving Into the Eye of the Storm

Redfin reports homebuyers are relocating to climate risky areas, despite intensifying natural disasters, as homes with high fire and flood risk sold for a premium during the pandemic.

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Lenders Prioritizing Cost-Cutting Measures

As inflation rises, more families and businesses are tightening their budgets and taking cost-cutting measures to create a little more breathing room—and according to the latest survey, this includes mortgage lenders.  Continuing a quarterly survey of mortgage executives that initially ...

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Potential Home Sales Back Off

Potential is defined as the latent ability for a thing to develop into something bigger in the future. Currently, the housing market is trying to find a new “post-pandemic norm” amid an environment of rising interest rates, record-high inflation, and ...

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